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Plae Pakaa

Address: St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 17 998 570
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the...
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Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. Change in Schedule: There will be NO show during the Water Festival November 5,6,7. The regular schedule will resume Saturday November 8.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

wonderful way to spend the evening in the backdrop of the national museaum, great talent, great cause

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Reignier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Just got out from the show and I really wanted to post a review on TripAdvisor while the Tuktuk take me home! It is the show! Something that you must see once in your lifetime! Not too long and not too short! I was with my daughter and she really likes the dance and the music! Thank you for keeping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

This traditional Khmer opera at the National Museum is a must see in Phnom Penh. It was an unforgettable experience. Truly amazing acting, costumes, music, and the story left us both in tears. The one we saw was the story of Mak Therng, which was about love and justice. I cannot recommend this highly enough. The VIP seats cost US$25/person... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Seemed pricey at 15 usd but in advance I think it's 12 usd. We went along as it was to support the Cambodian living arts and found the show really interesting colourful and fun. Family friendly and a good evening activity if you aren't into pubs and clubs!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was a lovely show to attend and when you are told that 90% of Cambodian artists were killed by the Khmer Rouge, you feel lucky to be able to see an art form that was almost lost. Beautiful singing and dancing. Tickets cost $15 when purchased at the door, but if you buy them beforehand, they are $10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had the pleasure of watching Mak Therng. The performance was a musical housed in a small outside theater, which provided a very intimate experience with the brilliant performers. The actors/actresses were exceedingly talented and gave a phenomenal performance. The colorful and intricate traditional costumes, heart-felt music, and enthusiastic dance provided us with a great taste of Cambodian culture. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

i am so glad I picked up the leaflet yesterday as this show was really fantastic. I have seen quite a few cultural shows in different parts of the world whilst travelling and this one has topped it. The story was good and the subtitles were very useful. The students deserve a big applause, would have loved to see another... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There are all kinds of shows for tourists. This one is different. It's organised to preserve the heritage of Cambodia, to nutrition the growth of Cambodia's newer generation of artist. You dont sense the "fakeness" like in most other shows. I loved the dedication and focus through the dance's eyes. Wanted to go back to see again sometime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We enjoyed the opera so much, that we came here again a couple of days later. We were travelling with our 3 year old daughter, who got to see her first opera. She was very impressed and we kept discussing the evil prince, the elves and the old man. Costumes were very colorful and the performances and music quite professional.

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hello we are so glad you and the family enjoyed it. We are so happy and appreciative that you came to support us twice! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this show at the National Museum in Phnom Penh. It was more than worth the 15$. The main actors were great. The costumes, music and dances provide you with a taste of Cambodian culture. Go and enjoy!

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you for understanding the great value of the talent and production. We are so glad you could join us. More 

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